iEAR to Present "Sembene" w/ Filmmakers Gadjigo, Silver

April 23, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Sanctuary for Independent Media

African freedom fighter Ousmane Sembène used stories as his weapon and blazed the trail for generations of writers, filmmakers and scholars.  Join filmmakers Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman to see their acclaimed documentary about Sembene's impact on African creatives. Globally recognized, the film was selected back in 2015 at the Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, and Sydney Film Festival.



iEAR to Present "Oyster" by Joe Diebes

April 21, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Sanctuary for Independent Media

OYSTER is a modern multimedia opera about iconic folklorist Alan Lomax and his Cantometrics system of categorizing world music, set in the lull between the McCarthy era and the advancing information technology age.



"nötr" 43-Channel Acousmonium to Offer Evening of Electronic Music

April 20, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: EMPAC, Studio 1

“nötr” is an asymmetrical loudspeaker architecture to be performed on Friday, April 20. Comprised of an irregular mix of speakers with varying qualities, sizes and shapes, in line with the acousmonium concept in electronic music, the composition aims to be “neutral” towards the space, enabling the entire room to listen, explore and meditate.



Training Session to be Held for Commencement Volunteers

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: East Campus Athletic Village Arena
Description: A training session will be held for those individuals who have volunteered to help at this year's Commencement ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, May 19.
Contact: University Events 518-276-6237


Chemistry and Chemical Biology Seminar Series Continues April 23

Monday, April 23, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Bruggeman Room, Biotech Building
Description: This Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology seminar will feature Professor Charlotte H. Gotfredsen, Head of the NMR Center in the Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Denmark, who will present "Exploring NMR Spectroscopy in Chemical and Synthetic Biology." Refreshments will be served at 3:45 P.M. and all are welcome to attend.
Contact: Beth McGraw 276-6456


Chemistry and Chemical Biology Seminar Series Continues April 24

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Bruggeman Room, Biotech Building
Description: Professor Esben Thormann, of the Group of Polymers and Functional Interfaces in the Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Denmark, will present "Surface Forces between Polymeric and Structural Surfaces." Refreshments will be served at 3:45 P.M. and all are welcome to attend.
Contact: Beth McGraw 276-6456


Terra Cafe, Green Greeks Serving Final Lunch of Semester on April 25

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Evelyn's Cafe (5000 level of EMPAC)
Description: Join Terra Cafe with co-host Green Greeks for their final meal of the semester, which will consist of a gyro bar featuring both meat and vegan options. Meals include an entree, dessert, and hot tea or cold local apple cider, and are $8.00 payable by flex, RAD, card, or cash.
Contact: Terra Café tcpresident@union.rpi.edu


Softball's Puhl Awarded Fellowship



Rensselaer student-athlete Devan Puhl was recently awarded the Rensselaer Graduate Fellowship in conjunction with the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSFGRFP). The fourth-year standout on the softball team was selected as a graduate student who is pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.

RPI Graduate Student to Speak on "Part-task training in Tetris"

April 18, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Sage 4101

In a presentation titled "Part-task training in Tetris," Rensselaer graduate student Ropa Denga will discuss how the classic Tetris game provides a simple dynamic task environment which can be a testbed for implementing a part-task training method by decomposing the game based on its task components. The aim of the present experimental study is to address the issue of whether a simple Tetris task can be learned efficiently by using the basic tenets of part-whole learning and task components analysis.



EHS Schedules Portable Power Tool Safety Seminar

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Human Resources-Gurley Building
Description: This informational session is one in a series of Environmental Health and Safety sessions designed to convey Rensselaer policy and program information. This session satisfies the course requirement associated with Faculty and Staff EHS course curriculums, provided in Traincaster and on associated Performance Management Tools. For more information regarding this session or associated EHS course content, please contact Will Fahey at extension 2318 or at faheyw@rpi.edu.
Contact: Will Fahey 518-276-2318